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40 posts about Poetry on this blog

  1. National Botanic Garden residency for poet Mab Jones

    Thursday 19 April 2012, 16:04

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh spoken word artist Mab Jones has been named as the first ever poet in residence at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire.

    The garden first became aware of Mab's poetry after she penned a poem about one of their more unusual plants, the Chilean Puya - or...

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  2. Radio 4's Poetry Workshop from Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre

    Tuesday 28 February 2012, 12:48

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This Sunday's episode of BBC Radio 4's Poetry Workshop was recorded at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre, and features a number of local Welsh poets.

    The radio series Poetry Workshop explores the pleasures of both writing and reading poems. In each episode poet Ruth Padel leads a workshop with a group of...

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  3. Poet laureate to judge poetry competition on climate change

    Friday 10 February 2012, 16:00

    Polly March Polly March

    Carol Ann Duffy and the Welsh poet and translator Elin ap Hywel are to judge the entries submitted to a bilingual poetry completion on the theme of climate change.

    The contest is being organised by the energy charity Awel Aman Tawe, the body behind the development of a community wind farm on Mynydd...

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  4. New artist in residence at National Wool Museum

    Friday 27 January 2012, 15:34

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh poet Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch has taken up a new post as artist in residence at the National Wool Museum in Dre-fach Felindre.

    The artist in residence post is a result of funding awarded by the Leverhulme Trust, which makes awards for the support of...

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  5. Fieldnotes - an exhibition by Iwan Bala and Menna Elfyn

    Wednesday 28 December 2011, 10:40

    Polly March Polly March

    Award-winning poet and playwright Menna Elfyn and artist and writer Iwan Bala have teamed up for a thought-provoking new exhibition at the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen.

    This creative dialogue is the product of conversations and ideas the...

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  6. Gillian Clarke pens new poem for opening of Gwent Archives

    Friday 9 December 2011, 10:45

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    National poet of Wales Gillian Clarke has written a new poem to mark the opening of the new Gwent Archives office in Ebbw Vale.

    Clarke's sonnet is entitled Archive and is written in both Welsh and English. Excerpts of the poem have been incorporated into the design of the façade of the building, which...

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  7. National Poetry Day in Wales

    Wednesday 5 October 2011, 13:41

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Thursday 6 October marks National Poetry Day in the UK, and there are a number of events taking place in Wales that you can get involved with.

    The Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea are staging a free event, Song For A Raggy Boy - a celebration of the life and work of Patrick Galvin. One of Ireland's most...

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  8. National Poet's tour diary: Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

    Tuesday 14 December 2010, 16:51

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    Home soon! No more gigs, no travelling, no going anywhere before Twelfth Night. There's work to do, poems to write, competitions to judge, manuscripts to read, correspondence to catch up with, but it can all be done at home at the table in the glass-walled room from where I can see miles of Ceredigion...

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  9. National Poet's tour diary: Aberystwyth

    Monday 29 November 2010, 12:19

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    Saturday 27 November
    Y Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

    Another veil of snow, and all has turned to ice. It's very, very cold. People phone: 'Is the reading still on? Are you going?' Of course! Try and stop me.

    The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is on the train from Manchester. The coldest...

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  10. National Poet's tour diary: Carmarthen

    Monday 29 November 2010, 09:48

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    Friday 26 November

    Snow! Just a veil in Ceredigion as we set off for Carmarthen, a completely white world as I write at Blaen Cwrt on Friday morning. Serious snow, crisp and deep and even.

    Though only November, it's very cold. For me and Menna Elfyn, sharing the stage tonight, it's just 10 days and...

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  11. National Poet's tour diary: Kerala, India

    Monday 22 November 2010, 14:51

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    Between reading with Paul Henry at the Wyeside, Builth, and my gig with Menna Elfyn at Trinity, Carmarthen next week, I fly to India for the Hay Kerala Festival.

    We pass over Mosul, Baghdad, Basra. I disobey the air hostess and lift my blind. I want to see the world, snow-capped mountains south of Turkey...

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  12. Welsh voices at Hay Festival in Kerala, India

    Friday 12 November 2010, 15:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This weekend some of Wales' most prominent poetic voices can be heard at a literary festival a little further afield, as India hosts the first Hay Festival Kerala.

    National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke plus Menna Elfyn and Paul Henry will take part in the festival, which is being held at the Kanakakunnu...

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  13. Theatr Clwyd hosts theAbsurd Festival

    Monday 1 November 2010, 14:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A short while ago, resident BBC Wales Music blogger Adam Walton was raving about the theAbsurd Festival, which is being held at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. As a Mold native, Adam's normal exuberance for new Welsh music seems to have magnified as he's able to celebrate a festival full of it in his former hometown...

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  14. National Poet's tour diary: Betws-y-Coed, Builth Wells

    Tuesday 26 October 2010, 13:14

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    A poet's life is never dull. Tuesday 19th October and I'll be in Betws-y-Coed with Ifor ap Glyn. He is a good poet, and very entertaining - but will anybody come to the gig?

    The drive north from Ceredigion is glorious. Vast rain-clouds peel off the Irish Sea, sweeping east and leaving a clear blue sky...

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  15. National Poet's tour diary: Abergavenny, Skenfrith

    Monday 18 October 2010, 17:15

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    Tour of the troubadours! The phrase has a Medieval ring that gives me a little romantic kick, though my horse is a car and the old cart tracks are the A-roads and M4 that take me criss-crossing my country over the borders of language.

    I'm leaving home a few days at a time, gigging with some of my favourite...

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  16. Celebrate National Poetry Day in Wales

    Thursday 7 October 2010, 08:00

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Today marks National Poetry Day across the UK, and there are a number of different events planned to mark the day across Wales.

    Take a look at the list on the National Poetry Day website, see our pick of events below and let us know if you intend to mark the day - and what you'll be doing.

    There's a...

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  17. Gillian Clarke commemorates Six Bells with new poem

    Tuesday 29 June 2010, 17:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke has a written a new poem to mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Bells colliery disaster.

    Monday 28 June marked 50 years since the explosion at the Arael Griffin pit at the Six Bells Colliery that killed 45 men.

    Photograph of Gillian Clarke © Academi / Owain Llyr

    Photograph of Gillian Clarke © Academi / Owain Llyr...

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  18. Gillian Clarke's sonnet on silent skies

    Tuesday 20 April 2010, 12:50

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    National poet of Wales Gillian Clarke has written a sonnet entitled Blue Sky Thinking, inspired by the recent ban on air travel in the UK due to the volcanic ash cloud emitted by Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

    Listen to a clip on the BBC Wales News website in which she recites the sonnet and tells...

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  19. Love poetry in 'fevered brow' research

    Wednesday 10 February 2010, 11:58

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    As Valentines Day approaches, research staff at Aberystwyth University are putting love poetry to the test - to see if reading verse causes blushes or a fevered brow.

    University researchers are using state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras to record the faces of volunteers reading love poems, to establish...

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  20. Philip Gross wins TS Eliot poetry prize

    Tuesday 19 January 2010, 15:55

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Philip Gross, a professor of creative writing at the University of Glamorgan, has won the 2009 TS Eliot Poetry Prize for his collection The Water Table.

    Gross, originally from Cornwall, now lives in Penarth close to the shore of the Bristol Channel, which the poems in his award-winning work reflect.

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